Louisiana Restaurant Association Presents the 18th Annual Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Louisiana ProStart Invitational

18th Annual Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Louisiana ProStart Invitational

"ProStart is a national, two-year culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant industry leaders. By uniting the classroom and the industry, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents and opens doors for fulfilling careers. Students who pursue the industry-based credential, the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) Certificate of Achievement, must complete a 400-hour internship, where they use their classroom skills in industry roles. ProStart provides career pathways and a solid foundation for the varied career options offered in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The expansive possibilities are in multiple roles and disciplines in such a broad industry. Many LRA members serve as classroom mentors to ProStart students and provide work experience as well. ...There is over $1 million in scholarships available to students whose team places in the top five in both the culinary and management competitions." - lra.org

  • Thursday, March 21 - Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Hall J at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center
    • 900 Convention Center Blvd.,
    • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Open to the Public
  • Free Admission
  • Schedule of Events
    • Opening Ceremony
      • March 21 at 9:00am
    • Management Competition
      • "...Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by developing their own restaurant concept, including the menu, design, budget and marketing strategies which they present to a panel of judges similar to what an entrepreneur would pitch to a group of investors." - lra.org
      • March 21 from 10:00am - 1:30pm
    • Culinary Competition
      • "Teams... will demonstrate their creative teamwork and communication abilities through the preparation of a three-course, restaurant quality meal." - lra.org
      • March 22 from 8:00am - 2:15pm
    • Closing Awards Ceremony
      • March 22 at 3:30pm

Click here for more information about the 18th Annual Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Louisiana ProStart Invitational.

Click here for more information about the Louisiana Restaurant Association.


"Serving the Future - Celebrating Careers in Hospitality"

"The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) Board of Directors, through its Scholarship Fund, will award $52,500 in scholarships to 24 individuals." - lra.org

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Closed to the Public

Click here for the list of scholars who will be receiving a scholarship from the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

Click here for more information about the Louisiana Restaurant Association.


Katie's Restaurant & Bar

  • Address
    • 3701 Iberville Street
    • New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Phone Number
    • (504) 488-6582
  • Email Address
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  • Hours
    • Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
    • Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    • Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Click here for more information about Katie's Restaurant & Bar.

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